Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Anxious and Overwhelmed?
Is your anxiety holding you back? Two million people in the UK, are affected with anxiety and/or panic disorders. Stress is cited as the most common work related illness.
Anxiety is a natural response to danger and usually occur when your unconscious mind is trying to protect you from what it perceives as a threatening situation, and also when you are worrying about the future.
Everyday stress is good for you because it motivates you to meet your goals at work or at home. However, if it becomes out of control, it can lead to anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks, high blood pressure, worrying, palpitations, a sense of dread, IBS, insomnia, headaches, general exhaustion, or a general loss of focus. Ongoing anxiety disorders could also affect your sleep, personal life as well as your ability to perform well at work.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety may help you to get the balance right between working effectively under pressure and managing your stresses. So you begin to feel in a relaxed state and back in control.
Types of Anxiety
Fears and Phobias
Many people have fears. They are often irrational and cause avoidance behaviours in individuals, even though they know their fear is not rooted in reality, phobic individuals can not help but feel that way. Phobias are among the most common afflictions that affect a person's daily life. Common phobias include fear of small spaces, driving, needles. Read more here.
Generalized Anxiety Disorders
With Generalized Anxiety disorder, almost any situation might cause someone to feel anxious or worried, they may not remember feeling relaxed for quite some time. As soon as one bout of anxious thoughts is under control, another takes its place so they become caught in a negative thinking trap.
Social anxiety sufferers are focused on what other people will think of them. Thoughts that they are inadequate or not good enough can be very overwhelming, making these individuals feel like they cannot function normally in social situations. Anxiety-induced worries about others perceptions may lead to disastrous effects on confidence levels, self-esteem and can impact professional success if not managed.
Generally, panic attacks are a common issue with anxiety disorder. They can leave you feeling like you have no control and produce genuine physical symptoms such as rapid increases in heartbeat or churning stomach sensations. These unpleasant bodily experiences often cause people to worry about experiencing another attack which sets off the cycle of fear all over again.
OCD can cause sufferers to miss out on opportunities. In extreme cases, it may even be difficult for people with OCD to maintain a job or relationships because they constantly feel the need to complete certain rituals and routines that could take up their whole day.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a condition that occurs when someone experiences trauma and then has trouble processing or healing from it. Symptoms of PTSD include re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoiding objects or situations that remind them of their trauma, feelings of aggression towards others or themselves, which disrupts daily activities.
Does Hypnotherapy Work for Anxiety?
Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses powerful tools which will help to re-educate your unconscious thought patterns, as well as help you identify practical actions you could take. You might know what has triggered your anxiety perhaps you have suffered a traumatic event, had a period of extreme stress or a challenge at work or home. Using nlp techniques we could reframe these events so they don't carry as much emotion going forward.
What Happens in the Hypnotherapy Session?
You will learn some self help methods to quickly reduce your stress or anxiety so you feel calmer and more confident.
Identify and resolve any underlying beliefs which may be contributing to your anxiety.
Improve your self-confidence and self-esteem which will also help to desensitise your anxiety.
Visualise success as your brain doesn't know the difference between real and imaginary situations.
Relax. You will receive hypnosis mp3s to use in a safe, relaxed environment, to help embed the changes you want to make.
Begin to understand what happens physiologically and emotionally during anxiety and stress so you can manage it more successfully.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Reviews
I first discovered Jo a few years ago while going through a very stressful time in my life when I was feeling anxious and had difficulty sleeping. I attended a hypnotherapy course which really helped me to feel calm and sleep better. I still see Jo on a regular basis for reflexology which I love, I find it soothing and always leave feeling calm and refreshed. I would highly recommend Jo she's amazing!
I went to Jo for driving anxiety and I found the experience and advice so helpful. I definitely have a different perspective and feel more confident
Jo was absolutely fantastic at helping me! I really cannot recommend her work enough. From initial consultation to the hypnotherapy and then the aftercare mp3's. I feel so much better. Thanks Jo!
I have had a fear of water most of my life because of a drowning accident that befell a close relative of mine over 30 years ago. 3 years ago I decided to take swimming lessons to address the fear, I learned to swim but I was never fully relaxed in the water. I would have to stop to calm the panic in my chest after 3 lengths of the pool, my technique was fine, and I'm reasonably fit. I had a session with Jo 2 weeks ago to address my fear of water. The difference was noticeable from the first trip to the pool after the session. For the first time I felt completely relaxed which allowed me to slow my stroke down considerably which resulted in my not getting exhausted as quickly. Tonight, just 2 weeks on, I completed 20 lengths without taking a rest, this is something I have never ever achieved. For me hypnotherapy was a complete unknown but Jo made me feel at ease immediately and I knew I was in safe hands. I found the session very relaxing and every day I look forward to listening to the MP3 files she provided. I cannot recommend Jo highly enough, I had reached a point in my swimming that I thought I was just going to have to accept I would never be able to "do it properly" but now that's all changed. Thank you so much Jo.
I booked a session with Jo because my claustrophobia was getting worse and giving me a 'knot' of anxiety in my stomach that I struggled with on a daily basis. After my initial session with her, I felt so much better and that knot disappeared. On a motorbike trip, the next week I had a panic attack on the motorway - something that had never happened before. I used the techniques that Jo taught me and was able to manage my anxiety and get through the journey. In preparation for my return journey on the motorbike, I had another session with Jo specifically focusing on my journey home. It was superb. I was able to truly enjoy the 5 hour journey with no hint of anxiety and i'm excited about future travels on the bike. Highly recommend.
Hypnosis for Anxiety Articles
Read these posts if you would like to find out more about how Anxiety Hypnotherapy can help you to stop feeling anxious.
Or have a look at some hypnotherapy reviews from my previous clients to see what you could achieve with Hypnotherapy for Anxiety.
"I have not had a night where I have woken in the middle of the night since our last session. Additionally, I am enjoying my job more and feel more confident."
Take Control of Your Anxiety
What you would be doing if anxiety was no longer in your life?
You and your needs are unique, and will be tailored to you so they get to the heart of your beliefs and behaviours allowing you to change as soon as possible. Most clients notice a profound difference after a couple of sessions, although some decide to continue with coaching so they can continue their personal development.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation for you to ask any questions about the process and you can get to know me.
Take action today, and begin to imagine what it would be like to let go of your anxiety disorder, so you can enjoy your life again and do all the things you would love to do but are unable to at the moment.
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